STORAGE SPACES- WHAT SHOULD GO WHERE?
make sure the things you need are accessible and the things you’re storing are protected
Store holiday decorations in medium-sized plastic, organizing bins, on open, accessible shelving in your garage. Not in your attic— it will be too hard to maneuver organizing bins in and out of your attic.
Store a refined, organized collection of your memorabilia in medium-sized organizing bins, on the upper shelf of your closet. Not in your garage— humidity and precipitation will seep into bins and ruin your beloved treasures.
Store manuals for household appliances in one reference binder, in your home office, or in a filing cabinet. Not with each corresponding appliance— they will clutter the space and get lost.
Store a few pieces of luggage on your upper, closet shelf, on the floor of your closet, or under your bed. Not in your garage or attic— both are too far from where you’ll be packing.
File important paperwork, like medical records and tax documents, in your home office files. Not in piles on your desktop— you won’t be able to dig past the clutter to locate what you need when you need it.
EXTRA MATERIALS USED IN YOUR HOME
Store extra materials, like carpet and tile, in your garage, in organizing bins, out-of-reach. Not in a main closet— you’ll likely never need these materials, so keep them out the storage space you need, and use.
Store gifts purchased for a select person in a small storage cabinet, or on a storage, closet shelf. Not in various hiding places throughout your home— you’ll forget where you hide them.